St. Nicholas opens fund for family devastated by fire

Gateway staff reportDecember 11, 2013 

St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Gig Harbor has set up a fund for the family that was devastated by a house fire last week.

Thomas Babson and his 8-year-old daughter, Alice, died late Dec. 4 in a fire on Fox Island. June Babson and 12-year-old daughter, Katie, managed to get out of the house. A neighbor who saw flames helped 8-year-old Tobey out of the house.

The fund has a donation page on the church website, www.stnicholascs.org. Donations also can also be made at the following sites:

 • St. Nicholas Parish and School, 3510 Rosedale St., Gig Harbor, WA 98335.

 • Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, Peninsula Detachment, 6006 133rd St. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.

 • Any Wells Fargo branch.

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